Doctor of Education in Instructional Technology and Distance Education

Use Your Love of Technology to Lead Traditional- and Distance-Learning Success

You love your gadgets because they help you work smarter, and you’re inspired to show others how technology can help them teach and learn more effectively. With your affinity for both education and technology, this specialized leadership path can yield rewarding professional and financial growth.

The Doctor of Education with a concentration in Instructional Technology and Distance Education is unique in the way it merges both instructional technology and distance education fields into one comprehensive career program. You will be challenged to lead schools, corporations or public sector agencies to improve teaching and learning through the scientifically valid applications of instructional technology.

If your career interests involve more hands-on administrative or instructional leadership than dedicated research work, the Ed.D. is likely a better match to your goals than a Ph.D.

Graduates with a Doctor of Education in Instructional Technology and Distance Education have built rewarding careers as instructional technologists, educational software consultants, and directors of educational technology, training and development, or distance learning.

Who Should Apply

  • Practicing professionals with backgrounds in teaching or administration, training and professional development, media technology, instructional technology, curriculum development, staff development or distance education.
  • Master’s degree graduates or above who seek a doctoral degree and increased knowledge/skills in instructional technology and distance education.
  • Candidates considering a Ph.D. in instructional technology who are interested in exploring the benefits of an Ed.D. in instructional technology program.

Take the next steps to success. Apply for NSU’s Ed.D. in Instructional Technology and Distance Education.

Quick Facts

Tuition for the degree program is $1,330 per credit hour.
NSU’s Ed.D. in Instructional Technology & Distance Education requires the completion of a minimum of 54 credits, including a dissertation. Download the program brochure.
Delivery Options
Coursework for the Doctor of Education in Instructional Technology and Distance Education is conducted entirely online, allowing you to earn your degree without work disruption or long commutes.
Application Deadlines
Applications for admission are accepted online and on a rolling basis for all graduate programs throughout the calendar year.

Earning Potential

Training and Development Managers/Directors $105,830 Average Salary Per Year

7% Projected Employment Growth

Postsecondary Education Administrators $90,760 Average Salary Per Year

9% Projected Employment Growth

Instructional Coordinators $62,460 Average Salary Per Year

7% Projected Employment Growth

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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